Place:St. Erth, Cornwall, England

NameSt. Erth
Alt namesLannudhnosource: Wikipedia
Praze Prassource: Wikipedia
St. Erthsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.166°N 5.437°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPenwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
West Penwith Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Penzance Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St Erth (Cornish: Lannudhno) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England. The village is four miles (6.5 km) southeast of St. Ives and six miles (10 km) northeast of Penzance. It had a population of 1,384 according to the UK census of 2001.

The current church of St. Erth was built around 1215, though an older church is said to have stood on St Erth Hill overlooking the village. St. Erth also has a railway station situated 0.75 miles from the village, along the branch line between St Ives and Penzance.

The parish shares boundaries with Ludgvan in the west, Hayle in the north, and St. Hilary in the south.

St. Erth was part of the West Penwith Rural District from 1894 until 1974.


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Research Tips

One of the many maps available on A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Cornwall at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets.

The following websites have pages explaining their provisions in WeRelate's Repository Section. Some provide free online databases.

  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Cornwall as well as providing 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date.
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